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Ranzan town office
Location of Ranzan in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||29.92 km2 (11.55 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||612/km2 (1,590/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Prunus mume|
|Address||1030-1 Sugiyama, Ranzan-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken 355-0211|
Ranzan (嵐山町? Ranzan-machi) is a town located in Hiki District, Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the town had an estimated population of 18,319 and a population density of 612 persons per km². Its total area was 29.92 square kilometres (11.55 sq mi).
Ranzan is located in central Saitama Prefecture.
The villages of Sugaya and Nanasato were created within Hiki District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The two villages merged on April 15, 1955 as Sugaya village, which was elevated to town status on April 15, 1967, taking the name of Ranzan.
The economy of Ranzan is primarily agricultural.
Ranzan has three elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school.
- site of Sugaya Castle
- site of Sugiyama Castle
Media related to Ranzan, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)